November 2nd, 2010
11:05 PM ET

Republican governors take hold in Pennsylvania, NM

Projections are based on CNN analysis of exit poll data:

Pennsylvania Republican Tom Corbett has defeated Democrat Dan Onorato in the race for governor, CNN projects. Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell is term-limited.

New Mexico Republican Susana Martinez has defeated Democratic Lt. Gov. Diane Denish in the race for governor, CNN projects. Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson is term-limited.


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November 2nd, 2010
10:20 PM ET

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick wins re-election

Massachusetts Democratic incumbent Gov. Deval Patrick has won re-election in the gubernatorial race, CNN projects, beating out Republican Charlie Baker. Projections are based on CNN analysis of exit poll data.

Michigan Republican Rick Snyder has defeated Democrat Virg Bernero in the race for governor, CNN projects. Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm is term-limited.


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Filed under: Arizona • Elections • Iowa • Louisiana • Massachusetts • Michigan • Politics
November 2nd, 2010
09:54 PM ET

Oklahoma governorship changes to Republican

Oklahoma Republican Rep. Mary Fallin has defeated Democratic Lt. Gov. Jari Askins in the race for governor, CNN projects. Democratic Gov. Brad Henry is term-limited.

Georgia Republican incumbent Sen. Johnny Isakson has won re-election to a second term as senator, CNN projects, beating out Democratic nominee Michael Thurmond. Projections are based on CNN analysis of exit poll data.


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Filed under: Elections • Florida • Georgia • Maryland • Oklahoma • Politics • South Dakota • Tennessee
November 2nd, 2010
09:37 PM ET

Cuomo wins New York governor race; Texas Gov. Rick Perry wins re-election

Texas Republican incumbent Gov. Rick Perry has won his bid for re-election, CNN projects, beating Democrat Bill White.

New York Democratic Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has defeated Republican Carl Paladino in the race for governor, CNN projects. Democratic Gov. David Paterson is retiring.


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November 2nd, 2010
09:20 PM ET

Republicans take control of the House, CNN projects

CNN projects that the Republican Party will gain control of the House of
Representatives. Projections are based on CNN analysis of exit poll data.

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November 2nd, 2010
09:11 PM ET

Republicans win congressional seats in Virginia, Florida, Indiana

Virginia Republican Robert Hurt has defeated freshman Democratic incumbent Rep. Tom Perriello in the race for the 5th Congressional District, CNN projects.

Florida Republican Dan Webster has defeated Democratic incumbent Rep. Alan Grayson in the race for the 8th Congressional District, CNN projects.


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November 2nd, 2010
08:47 PM ET

Democrats take Senate seats in West Virginia, Connecticut

West Virginia Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin has won his state's Senate seat, CNN projects, beating out Republican nominee John Raese in a tight race for the late Sen. Robert Byrd's seat. Projections are based on CNN analysis of exit poll data.

Connecticut Democrat Richard Blumenthal has won the state Senate seat left open by retiring Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd, CNN projects, beating out Republican nominee Linda McMahon, a wealthy former professional wrestling executive.


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November 2nd, 2010
08:35 PM ET

Projections for congressional seats announced

New Hampshire Democratic incumbent Gov. John Lynch has won re-election, CNN projects, beating out Republican John Stephen. Projections are based on CNN analysis of exit poll data.

Florida Republican Sandy Adams has defeated Democratic incumbent Rep. Suzanne Kosmas in the race for the state's 24th Congressional District, CNN projects.

Delaware Democrat John Carney has defeated Republican Glen Urquhart for a congressional seat, CNN projects.

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November 2nd, 2010
08:22 PM ET

Incumbents in Maryland, Alabama hold onto seats

Maryland Democratic incumbent Sen. Barbara Mikulski has won her bid for re-election to a fifth term in the Senate, CNN projects, beating out Republican Eric Wargotz. Projections are based on CNN analysis of exit poll data.

Alabama Republican incumbent Sen. Richard Shelby has won a fifth term to his seat in the U.S. Senate, CNN projects, beating out Democrat William Barnes.

Florida Republican Marco Rubio wins the state Senate seat vacated by retiring Republican Sen. George LeMieux, CNN projects. Rubio beat out Gov. Charlie Crist, who was running as an independent candidate, and Democratic Rep. Kendrick Meek.

Delaware Democrat Chris Coons has beat out Tea Party-backed Republican Christine O'Donnell in the race to fill Vice President Joe Biden's old U.S. Senate seat, CNN projects. Democratic Sen. Ted Kaufman, who replaced Biden, is retiring.

Former New Hampshire State Attorney and GOP nominee Kelly Ayotte has defeated Democratic nominee Paul Hodes, CNN projects, in the race to replace retiring Republican Sen. Judd Gregg.

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November 2nd, 2010
07:35 PM ET

Ohio Republican Rob Portman wins Senate race

Ohio Republican Rob Portman has defeated Democratic Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher in the state Senate race, CNN projects, taking the seat left vacated by retiring Republican Sen. George Voinovich.

Projections are based on CNN analysis of exit poll data.

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November 2nd, 2010
07:20 PM ET

CNN's first Senate projections come in

Republican candidate Rand Paul has won the Kentucky Senate race, CNN projects, beating out Democrat Jack Conway to become the first Tea Party candidate to win in the Senate.

Elsewhere, CNN projects that Vermont Democratic incumbent Sen. Patrick Leahy has won re-election to a seventh term, beating out Republican nominee Len Britton in the Senate race.

South Carolina incumbent Republican Sen. Jim DeMint has won his bid for re-election to a second term, CNN projects, beating out surprise Democratic nominee Alvin Greene.

Republican Dan Coats has defeated Democratic Rep. Brad Ellsworth to win Indiana's Senate race, CNN projects, to take the seat vacated by Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh.

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November 2nd, 2010
06:54 PM ET

Astronauts cast ballots from space

Three Americans have cast their ballots from the most remote polling station in the solar system - the International Space Station, soaring 220 miles above Earth.

Navy Capt. Scott Kelly, U.S. Army Col. Douglas Wheelock and physicist Shannon Walker used a special secure line to the Johnson Space Center, which relayed the votes to the astronauts' respective home counties.

"It's an honor and a privilege to exercise our right as U.S. citizens to vote from the International Space Station," said Kelly, who voted on Sunday.

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November 2nd, 2010
06:01 PM ET

NASA delays shuttle launch

NASA has delayed the launch of the space shuttle Discovery due to a circuitry glitch to the back-up systems that was found earlier Tuesday.

The launch will now slide 24 hours, to Thursday at approximately 3:30 p.m.

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November 2nd, 2010
02:30 PM ET

Man dubbed hero in Manchester borough blast

Firefighters comb through the rubble of homes destroyed in the Tuesday blast in Salford.

Local media are declaring Vincent Jones a hero after he pulled a woman and her toddler from the wreckage of a collapsed home in a Manchester, England, borough on Tuesday.

At least 14 people, five of them children, were injured in a gas explosion in Salford that destroyed three homes, the Manchester Evening News reported. One of those injured is a 76-year-old woman who suffered 30 percent burns after her house collapsed. City West, which owns the properties, told the newspaper it was working on the houses which exploded.

Leon Barker, the father of a 3-year-old with a suspected skull fracture, cried as he recounted to the paper how the blast, which could be heard 10 miles away, woke him up.

"It was like a dream. One minute I was asleep and the next I was standing on the roof of my house searching through rubble for my kids," he said.

His 8- and 11-year-old children escaped with minor injuries.


November 2nd, 2010
02:14 PM ET

Blasts kill 50 in Baghdad

[Updated at 2:14 p.m. ET] Continuing coverage on the wave of blasts in Baghdad. FULL STORY

 [Updated at 1:13 p.m. ET] At least 50 people have died and 75 have been wounded in the wave of explosions across Baghdad on Tuesday, police said.

[Updated at 12:52 p.m. ET] At least 23 people were killed and 36 wounded in a wave of blasts in Iraq's capital Tuesday, police said.

[Original post] At least four people were killed and 15 others wounded when four blasts rocked four Shiite neighborhoods in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Tuesday, police with the Interior Ministry said.


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November 2nd, 2010
01:28 PM ET

Virus puts African flocks at risk

More than 50 million sheep and goats in 15 countries across southern Africa are at risk from a virus with a death rate that can approach 100 percent, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization said Tuesday.

While the Small Ruminants' Plague does not infect humans, the U.N. agency said it could have a devastating economic and social impact across the region.

"Sheep and goats are critical to food and income security for pastoral communities. The presence of the disease directly affects a family's wealth," the FAO's chief veterinary officer, Juan Lubroth, said in a statement.


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November 2nd, 2010
12:24 PM ET

Bark takes a bite out of crime

A study found that neighborhoods with large trees have less crime than those with small trees.

Plant a tree and stop crime? Depends on the size of the tree.

That's what a study from researchers with the U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Northwest and Southern Research Stations has found.

The study, being published in the journal Environment and Behavior, found that large trees tend to keep criminals out of residential properties while crime was higher on properties with smaller trees.


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November 2nd, 2010
12:18 PM ET

Baby survives 7-story fall

An 18-month-old girl in Paris, France, appeared unhurt after falling seven stories and bouncing off an awning into a man's arms, witnesses told Le Parisien newspaper.

Witnesses said the child and a sibling had been left alone briefly Monday in their seventh-floor apartment in the city's 20th arrondissement, east of the central city. The girl fell out of a window, but a boy on the street saw her falling and alerted his father, who caught the baby after she bounced off the awning of a tobacco shop and cafe on the building's ground floor, the paper reported.

The man with the quick reflexes and good hands, a doctor, looked over the girl and didn't find any injuries, but handed her off to an ambulance crew to be safe, according to Le Parisien.

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November 2nd, 2010
11:44 AM ET

Tuesday's intriguing people

San Francisco's Edgar Renteria has had the winning hit in two World Series.

Edgar Renteria

He spent four months on the bench this season and had three stints on the disabled list. So when Edgar Renteria told his San Francisco Giants teammates that this World Series would probably be his last, he was serious. Giants players told ESPN that Renteria's brief, emotional plea last month reinvigorated the team.

It certainly flipped the switch for the 34-year-old veteran infielder. Renteria ended a pitching duel Monday night with a seventh-inning home run to give the Giants a 3-0 lead that turned into a 3-1 win and a World Series championship. It's the first time the Giants have won it all since 1954.

Renteria's heroics — along with his .412 batting average — earned him the series' Most Valuable Player award.


November 2nd, 2010
11:21 AM ET

Georgia televangelist denies sex allegations

Bishop Eddie Long denied accusations of sexual misconduct in court papers.

Prominent Georgia televangelist Bishop Eddie Long has denied claims outlined in a suit filed in September which accuses him of coercing four young male congregants into sexual relationships. Read details about the suits.

According to court documents filed in DeKalb County, Georgia, Long denied each man's claim. However, Long said he provided cars to the young men so they would have transportation to school and work. The bishop also provided housing when the men needed it, according to the documents.

A preacher at New Birth Missionary Baptist, a megachurch outside Atlanta, Long had earlier vowed that he would "fight" accusations against him. The suits say Long traveled with the young men to locations in the United States and abroad and shared a hotel room and engaged in sexual contact with them, including massaging, masturbation or oral sex. FULL STORY

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